Communities and Technologies 2007

pp 419-438

Models of Government Blogging: Design Tradeoffs in Civic Engagement

  • Andrea KavanaughAffiliated withVirginia Tech
  • , Hyung Nam KimAffiliated withVirginia Tech
  • , Manuel Pérez-QuiñonesAffiliated withVirginia Tech
  • , Philip IsenhourAffiliated withVirginia Tech

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Some local government officials and staff have been experimenting with emerging technologies as part of a broad suite of media used for informing and communicating with their constituencies. In addition to the typical government website and, for some, email exchange with citizens, some town and municipal governments are using blogs, video streaming, pod- casting, and Real Simple Syndication (RSS) to reach constituencies with updates and, in some cases, interaction and discussion between citizens and government.